Hi Kristy Ferrell,
Great beginning! That is an excellent indication... You PROVED the starter
... but not the SOLENOID
Now apply that same battery to the SOLENOID
input terminal... (the one coming from the IGNITION SWITCH)...
((real old cars had buttons, pedals... and yes cranks)).
Keeping in mind (you are bypassing ALL safety contacts (like "neutral safety switch")
(speaking from (a intelligence challenged) experience)
If you have it in REVERSE
... expect a wild ride... Especially if you are resting your shoulders on the gas pedal... upside-down... playing with the neutral safety switch... 50+ years ago.
My mentor (master mechanic) only thought it was funny because I missed hitting anything in HIS
(or disconnect the coil PRIMARY)...
If the battery to the SOLENOID turns over the starter...
you are going back into the IGNITION CIRCUIT.
AUTOZONE has complete schematics for SOME vehicles.
If you are serious about this site... your vehicle model & year
can produce some great (specific... possibly productive) suggestions.
Hope some of this helps! Good luck.
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